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2010-05-21 08:40:00

President Barack Obama plans to unveil a new national policy on fuel efficiency and vehicle emissions on Friday, and is pushing for support in the development of electric cars. The policy is directed toward medium- and heavy-duty trucks produced between 2014 and 2017. The policy is based on guidelines put into effect last year for light-duty trucks and cars. Obama's policy calls for automakers, the Department of Transportation and the Environmental Protection Agency to work together to...

2010-05-17 12:55:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Faurecia innovation experts will join other industry thought leaders to discuss environmentally friendly and luxury vehicle interior design trends during the Ward's Auto Interiors Conference, which will be held at the Ritz Carlton in Dearborn, Mich., on May 19, 2010. Faurecia (http://www.faurecia.com) is a global tier one automotive supplier (No. 5 worldwide) specializing in automotive seating, emissions control technologies, interior systems...

2010-04-13 08:36:00

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Continental, one of the world's top automotive suppliers, earned the 2010 Automotive News PACE (Premier Automotive Suppliers Contribution to Excellence) Award for its Smart NOx Sensor for gas and diesel powertrains in the Product-Europe category. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20100413/CL85438 ) "Earning the Automotive News PACE Award for Continental's NOx Sensor is an honor as we continuously work to develop innovative...

2010-04-06 14:47:00

ARLINGTON, Va., April 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Association of International Automobile Manufacturers (AIAM) issued the following statement by its President and CEO, Michael J. Stanton, regarding lawsuits challenging California's motor vehicle greenhouse gas emission standards. "Today, AIAM and the rest of the auto industry have cause to celebrate. After five years, AIAM and other auto industry parties are voluntarily dismissing their lawsuits challenging California's motor vehicle...

2010-01-04 14:23:00

Clean Air Advocates Sue to Protect Local Communities & Clean Truck Program LOS ANGELES, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A backroom agreement between the American Trucking Associations (ATA) and the Long Beach Harbor Commission could illegally reverse efforts to improve air quality in communities surrounding the Port of Long Beach, according to a lawsuit filed last week by the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and Sierra Club. "You can't cut the public out of the conversation...

2009-10-14 10:00:00

FENTON, Mich., Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) uses Webasto as its partner to provide ultra-low emission cab heating for its Full Series Hydraulic Hybrid Vehicle (HHV) Yard Hostler prototype. Using innovative series hydraulic hybrid technology, the EPA and its industry partners have created the most efficient and cost-effective hybrid powertrain technology in the world which is fitted to this vehicle, used to move freight containers at ports. The...

2009-10-01 12:27:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- In advance of California's upcoming zero emission vehicle (ZEV) policy review and update, an influential group of venture capitalists, vehicle entrepreneurs, policy makers, and industry experts gathered from across the nation to assess technological, market, and policy barriers to the development of zero or near zero emission vehicles. "Driving Transportation Innovation," a new report released today by Next 10, the nonpartisan, nonprofit...

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2009-10-01 12:40:00

A new Environmental Protection Agency proposal announced Wednesday would require power plants, factories and refineries to reduce greenhouse gases by installing the best available technology and improve energy efficiency whenever a facility is significantly changed or built, The Associated Press reported. The proposal applies to any industrial plant that emits at least 25,000 tons of greenhouse gases a year. EPA officials say these large sources are responsible for 70 percent of the...

2009-07-29 12:08:00

NEW YORK, July 29 /PRNewswire/ -- A new website, www.NYCarsProgram.com, was launched to help consumers make sense of the Cash for Clunkers program. The Long Island Honda Dealers Association (www.NYLIhonda.com) built a comprehensive consumer information site to educate the public about the program. "The most popular vehicle in New York is Honda and nearly all of Honda vehicles qualify for the Cash for Clunkers program, so it made sense to launch a website to educate the public, said Rob...

2009-06-24 15:23:00

U.S. EPA Data Show Progress in Reducing Auto Emissions and Major Benefit of Removing High-Emitting Vehicles from the Road MCLEAN, Va., June 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With President Obama's signature expected within the hour, the "cash-for-clunkers" legislation now will provide up to $4,500 in tax credits for Americans who trade in higher emission older vehicles; an automotive group cites recent data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that underscores the environmental...


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caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
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This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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